It had been long coming, but finally common logical sense becomes reality as ESPN is reporting that the Nationals have fired manager Manny Acta early Monday morning.
Acta finishes his career as Nationals manager with a career record of 157 wins and 251 losses in three seasons. That is good for an astoundingly poor winning percentage of .385 for his career.
The decision to fire Acta this season obviously has arisen from his 25-61 record through the first 85 games of the season, good for an astoundingly worse .294 winning percentage.
The timing of this firing is not random. It is clear the Nationals wished to drop the skipper right at the all-star break in order to start the second half as a new club.
More to come on Acta’s firing, his replacement, and an analysis of the Nationals overall first half tomorrow.